JD/PhD in Economics

Typical curriculum for dual enrollment J.D./Ph.D. in Economics at The University of Alabama

Proposed Program of study:

First year – Fall Semester (16 hours)
Law 600 Contract I (2 hours)
Law 602 Torts (4 hours)
Law 603 Criminal Law (4 hours)
Law 608 Civil Procedure (4 hours)
Law 610 Legal Research/Writing I (2 hours)

First year – Spring Semester (16 hours)
Law 605 Contracts II (3 hours)
Law 609 Constitutional Law (4 hours)
Law 606 Property (4 hours)
Law 642 Evidence (3 hours)
Law 648 Legal Research/Writing II (2 hours)

Second year – Fall Semester (12 hours)
Ec 570 Mathematical Economics (3 hours)
Ec 571 Econometrics I (3 hours)
Ec 610 Seminar in Microeconomic Theory (3 hours)
Fi 510 Financial Management (3 hours)

Second year – Spring Semester (9 hours)
Ec 611 Seminar in Macroeconomic Theory (3 hours)
Ec 671 Econometrics II (3 hours)
Fi 601 Finance Theory I (3 hours)

Third year – Fall Semester (12 hours)
Law 660 Legal Profession (3 hours)
Law Elective (3 hours)
Ec 581 Economics of the Public Sector (3 hours)
Ec 660 Games, Information and Uncertainty (3 hours)

Third year – Spring Semester (12 hours)
Law 723 Law and Economic (3 hours)
Ec 622 Seminar in Public Economics (3 hours)
Law Elective (3 hours)
Law Elective (3 hours)
Student must take comprehensive economics exams in June.

Fourth year – Fall Semester (15 hours)
Law electives (15 hours)

Fourth year – Spring Semester (15 hours)
Law elective (15 hours)

Fifth year – Fall Semester (3 hours)
Ec 698 Research in Economics (3 hours)

Fifth year – Spring Semester (3 hours)
Ec 698 Research in Economics (3 hours)
Write and defend dissertation at a final oral examination. The document must be acceptable to the Dissertation Committee and to the Graduate School

The following EC/FI hours count toward the JD:

EC 571 Econometrics I (3 hours)
FI 510 Financial Management (3 hours)
EC 671 Econometrics II (3 hours)
FI 601 Finance Theory I (3 hours)
EC 581 Economics of the Public Sector (3 hours)

Students may choose from the follow LAW courses to count toward the Ph.D. in Economics. A maximum of 15 hours of LAW credit with count toward the Ph.D.

LAW 723 Law and Economics (2-3 hours)
LAW 765 Corporate Finance (2-3 hours)
LAW 709 Securities Regulation (2-3 hours)
LAW 685 Business Planning (2-3 hours)
LAW 662 Secured Transactions (2-3 hours)
LAW 727 Bankruptcy and Debt Restructuring (2-3 hours)
LAW 737 Bankruptcy and Other Forms of Debt Collection (2-3 hours)
LAW 628 Consumer Protection (2-3 hours)
LAW 724 Banking Law (2-3 hours)
LAW 661 Payment Systems (2-3 hours)
LAW 671 International Business Transactions (2-3 hours)

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